On August, 2016 Roberto G. wandered through the streets of Kyoto recording urban sounds with his smartphone.

At the same time, in the other side of the world (Argentina), Facundo A. has used those sounds to create a unique musical soundscape.

“ambient music, made with urban sounds of kyoto city. free download”

About Facundo Arena

Argentine Music Producer. Producer of The Kyoto Connection. Vintage synth lover.

About Roberto Gluck

Entrepreneur, software Engineer, passionate traveler.

Tracks / sound sources

1. Water (Fushimo Inari Taisha)

2. The city (Rokuon-ji)

3. Meditation I (Chion-in)

4. Alone in the station (Kyoto Station)

5. Kyoto no oto (Kiyomizu-dera)

6. The next stop is (Gion)

7. Meditation II (Chion-in)

8. Ikigai (Kiyomizu-dera)

9. Uro Uro (Kurama-dera Temple)

Pictures & Stories

Temple in Chion-In

Roberto found a Monk doing offering chants using many traditional percussion instruments. Listen to him on Meditation I and Meditation II.

Couple walkin arround Rokuon-Ji (Shinto shrine)

This couple’s sandals are the main percussion sound on “The City” (track 2).

“- That very particular sound caught my attention inmediatly. It was one of the most interesting sounds I’ve heard on my arrival!” (Roberto)

Bells at Fushimi Inari-taisha

It was amazing to listen to all these bells togheter. Some people struggle to make it sound, but after a couple tries they usually make it.

Bowl at Fushimi Inari-Taisha

With the sound of this bowl I made the main pad sound on track 8 (Facundo).

They say “Kyoto no oto” on track 5. “- That was one of the funniest moments of the trip! They asked me for a pic, I’ve asked them  for a sound (Roberto).

Kyoto Station

Roberto arrived Kyoto on August 20, 2016 from Tokyo

The Golden Pavillon

“This was the first stop on our visit to Kyoto. Amazing place!”


Coin offering place

You can hear people making offerings on Track 2.

Temple Bells

You can hear them on the first track of the album.

Roberto played this “instrument” by himself while recording.